Plant-Based Food Products
It is often more economical to buy food products in bulk rather than in smaller quantities. This is especially true of dried herbs and spices which can be very expensive in small amounts. If you find you enjoy eating a particular food product, herb, or spice, and you use it frequently, it makes sense to buy them in bulk for greater savings. Be sure to store your spices in airtight jars and keep in a dark, cool place to prevent spoilage. I have a cabinet dedicated to storing bulk spices.
I have not added fresh produce to this list. You can find much of what you need at your local grocers and farmers’ markets rather than ordering them online where shipping costs can be quite high. This applies to small quantities of spices, grains, and nuts as well.
Beans (aka Legumes)
Nuts & Seeds
Dried Herbs & Spices
Bulk Herbs & Spices
Packaged Food Products
Westsoy Organic Plain Unsweetened Soy Milk
WestSoy is not a product you can find on Amazon, at least not at the time of this writing. Amazon offers numerous versions of this product, but not one that is organic and 100% soybean-derived. The best price I’ve found for this product is at Walmart. It is a 64-ounce shelf-stable box of soy milk, which is just about enough to fill seven 12-ounce Ball jelly jars. If Walmart doesn’t carry it locally, order it online and have it delivered to your local store. That way you won’t have to pay for shipping. Don’t use anything called soy drink, almond drink, coconut drink, etc. They frequently contain undesirable ingredients, including oils and preservatives. The only ingredients listed on this product are soybeans and water.
Natural Imports of Asheville, NC, is a purveyor of high-quality Mitoku products such as sweet rice vinegar and white miso, and much more. These are the best of the best in Japanese culinary products. I frequently order from Natural Imports and make trips to their store whenever I’m in the Asheville, NC area. I receive no advertising fees for these products. I feel it is important to share them with you, however, because they go through rigorous testing for contaminants in Japan and again in the United States.
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